Marianna Csaszar, acupuncturist & herbalist

Pronouns: She/her

Marianna Csaszar - Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist
Problem solving and working with others

Starting out as a visual artist I have always relied on my intuition and been curious about the world around me.  I grew up in Hungary with parents who worked for the national airline and I had the privilege to travel the world with them and be exposed to different cultures from a young age. My original gravitation towards theater came from the combination of my artistic impulses and my preference for working in collaboration with others.

I was never an extrovert, so acting was out of the question, but I was a good observer and enjoyed the process of translating inner worlds into physical manifestations. My fascination with the human body started from an artistic point of view, having spent years drawing and studying anatomy, and later witnessing actors embody characters and filling the empty space on stage. To me, designing scenery or costumes meant creating a world where the characters of a play can come alive, interact, and tell their story.  

The way I approach my practice is very similar: I value collaboration with my patients and strive to be their partner in finding the balance that helps them live their lives to the fullest. I also truly enjoy the intellectual challenge of unraveling the puzzles of symptoms presenting in the body. Some of my favorite things to treat are internal medicine, women’s health and mental and emotional conditions.

Personal healing journey

While the realization of my dream of becoming a professional designer and artist first filled me with a sense of fulfillment, I coincidently developed a tendency towards sacrificing my physical, emotional, and spiritual self in order to succeed. After a while I learned that there were aspects of this lifestyle that my personality was not suited for after all.  

Of course this wasn’t an easy or quick process and it involved a lot of hard work and processing—mentally, emotionally, and physically. If it wasn’t for the help of Chinese medicine to ground me and provide perspective in these times, I imagine the journey would have been a much rockier one. The philosophy and practice of Chinese medicine have helped me immensely in my journey of self-discovery. I hope that it will continue to do so for the rest of my life.

Through this path of self-exploration, I am learning not only how to see myself clearer but also have a deeper rooted understanding of others and discover more effective avenues to help my patients on their healing journeys.

Learn more about my educational background and training here.

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